Traveling can be a hassle and create many problems, especially towards your daily routines and skin. Here are some tips that will help you out a bit:
- Because of the recycled air and lack of water on the plane you need as much hydration as you can get. Find a good moisturizer that is oil based or is very hydrating. The Trilane Retinol + Vitamin C and Squalane moisturizer is filled with vitamins and a little goes a long way, it makes my face seem softer and hydrated in the mornings. If you have an oilier face then try the RegenFX Skin Care System, it’s lighter and better to use as at night treatments. The whole system will make your face look fresher and your skin look brighter and this is just what you need after you get off a long flight
- Before you leave the house, deep condition your hair with a really moisturizing conditioner so your hair doesn’t frizz up and get staticky. I like to apply coconut oil to my hair half an hour or an hour before I shower, but any normal conditioner will work.
- Try to book a flight after 10 pm so that you can get some sleep on the plane right after you get on and your sleep schedule won’t be messed up right away. I like to use Dr. Xu’s Restful Sleep Natural Sleep Aid Supplement (Use the code SAVEREST to save 20% on your purchase) and this is made with chi, herbs and vitamins which help me wake up feeling fresh, not groggy.
- Bring some dry shampoo (make sure this fits into your one quart sized bag) and apply some dry shampoo when your hair gets oily and weird.
- When you get onto the plane, run some water through your hair and tie it up in a bun so when you take it out after a few hours (do it when you’re an hour from landing) and your hair will be voluminous and have nice curls/waves instead of being flat from being against a headrest for so long.
- Find a serum or something with Vitamin C to keep your collagen production going to your face looks bright and fresh when you get off. The one from OZ Naturals is really great. Use this is you don’t need anti-aging and this if you do.
- Get oil blotting sheets and if you don’t want to, most planes have seat covers and those get the job done. Plus it’s completely sanitary so don’t freak out.
- Place a cotton pad on top of all of your powdered compacts, this prevents your blushes, shadow, powdered foundations etc from breaking.
- Try to buy products that contain more than one product like the Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope products or the Naked Palettes. These products contain many shades and so you don’t have to take many along with you.
- Keep your liquid products and gel products in contact containers because they’re the perfect size.
Check out my tips on packing for a trip.
Hope these help,
Ahh, summer is almost here and I’m super excited to go traveling. I’m also planning to take a few college courses online so this should be fun.
- Depending on how long your trip is, pack accordingly. If it’s a shorter trip feel bring an outfit for every day, plus two more outfits just in case. If your trip is about a month or more, try to pack things like a plain white tee and a bunch of basic pieces so you can layer and change your look more often without having to take too many things.
- Make sure to consider where you’re going and take a look at the average weather temperatures.
- MAKE SURE TO ROLL YOUR CLOTHES TO SAVE SPACE. I’ve tried this so many times. If I fold my clothes and put it in a bag/luggage then do it all again, but this time by rolling, I can fix at least 5 or 7 more clothing pieces.
- Put your shoes in shower caps to prevent your clothes from getting dirty.
- If you have lighter clothes or really any clothes with sequins and stuff, turn it inside out to prevent it from getting dirty and your sequins from falling out
- Toiletries // Essentials
- Even if you don’t think you’ll be on your period, bring a few pads just in case because it’s better to be safe than sorry. Personally, I’ve started using Menstrual cups and they’re so convenient.
- Put your toothbrush and paste into a ziploc and keep it in your carry on.
- Make sure to also bring these:
- Your hair brush
- DRY SHAMPOO (WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE)
- MAKE SURE IF YOU TAKE A LIQUID LIKE PRODUCT, get some plastic wrap, unscrew the bottle, cover the top and screw the top back on to prevent leakage.
- Definitely buy a Power Pack, it’s so helpful.
- If you have a camera that requires batteries, bring some extra batteries along.
- Remember to bring all your chargers. DO NOT FORGET.
- Put all your stud earring onto buttons
- String your necklaces through straps to prevent getting tangles
- MAKE A LIST or take a picture of everything you pack
- This is really helpful so you don’t forget anything when you’re coming back.
Take a carry-on bag and try not to take a heavy purse or else you’ll dread it. Try to find a medium-sized bag with wheels like this one:
In there, pack things like:
- A cardigan
- Small head pillow
- Small blanket/throw/quilt
- A few books
- Your chargers
- Your laptop
- Your “beauty bag” of things like deodorant, lotion, things you use day to day, etc.
If you do carry a purse, keep these in it:
- Gum (helps your ear pop on the plane to help get rid of discomfort)
- A digital camera (If you have a DSLR put it in your carry-on
- A water bottle that has good structure (I always buy a Vitamin Water before I travel because I know it won’t get a dent easily or break) [Don’t take a reusable one because you might lose it]
- After you go through security you can buy any drinks or food and bring it onto the plane but if you bring it before security, they won’t let you in.
- You can also take empty water bottle through security and fill it up later.
- Hand Sanitizer
- Smaller snacks
- Your cell phone/iPod
- Hair ties
- Pen/Paper/A notebook
MAKE SURE IF YOU TAKE ANY LIQUID-LIKE THINGS IN YOUR CARRY ON IT’S NOT OVER 3 OZ. Also do the plastic trick from above. Anything more than 3 oz must be put in your luggage.
Hope this helped.